Altamont Corridor Express

Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) is a rail service from the Central Valley (Stockton, Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy) and the East Bay (Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont) to San Jose Diridon Train Station.

ACE operates four round trip trains daily. Free wifi service is available on selected trains.

Click here for the full station list. 


Only SJSU employees and currently enrolled students are eligible for the ACE Discount Program. Students and employees receive 50% off 20-ride and monthly passes.

No discounts are available for one-way and round-trip tickets, as well as all tickets and passes that do not include San Jose Diridon Station. 

Discounted tickets are not transferable. 

Ticket Fares:

Adult passes

(to/from San Jose)

20-Ride tickets

Monthly passes








Stockton (SKT)






Lathrop/Manteca (LAT)






Tracy (TRC)






Vasco (VAR)

Livermore (LVA)

Pleasanton (PLD)






Fremont/Centerville (FMT)





20-Ride tickets are good for any 20 one-way trips without expiration date.

Monthly passes are good for unlimited trips in the calendar month.

NOTE: The 20-Ride tickets must be validated at the station Ticket Validator  before boarding the train.


From San Jose Diridon Station, take DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle)  to the west edge of campus on 4th Street, or take eastbound VTA buses 63 or 64  to the northern edge of campus along San Fernando Street.


Take DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) on 4th Street by San Fernando Street or Paseo de San Antonio, or take westbound VTA buses 63 or 64 from stops on San Fernando Street by 5th or 7th streets to San Jose Diridon Station.


Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the Associated Students General Services Center located in the Student Union (9th Street Plaza) Room 1800 during office hours.

Per ACE Rail's policy, only one 20-Ride ticket or one Monthly pass can be purchased per month. The 20-Ride tickets are sold beginning the 16th of every month (non-weekend or holidays) through the 15th of the following month per customer regardless of distance.

For Month of  

Begin sale

End sale


December 16th

January  15th


January 16th

February 15th


February 16th

March 15th


March 16th

April 15th


April 16th

May 15th


May 15th

June 15th


June 16th

July 15th


July 16th

Augusth 15th


August 16th

September 15th


September 16th

October 15th


October 16th

November 15th


November 16th

December 15th

Terms and Conditions

There are no exceptions for lost or stolen passes.
General Services Center accepts only cash from University students & employees. ATMs are available outside the Student Union building for your convenience. 

General Services Center does not sell tickets to the general public at the regular price. Regular tickets are available directly through ACE.

Riders purchasing tickets with the intent to resell or evade fare will have the discount privilege removed, along with additional disciplinary action by Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development or SJSU HR and criminal prosecution.

Train ticket inspectors may request appropriate identification (e.g. Tower Card ID) from riders using SJSU discounted tickets.


All ACE stations (except San Jose) offer free parking on a first-come, first-served basis.